For severe back pain and neck pain from a herniated or bulging disc, Dr. Ferraro says spinal decompression is an effective treatment and often times can help patients avoid surgery. Published literature has shown a 92% success rate in treating disc injuries with decompression therapies.
During the procedure in Dr. Ferraro’s NJ office, patients are placed in a harness that keeps them in a stable position while a computer-controlled series of stretches targets specific areas of the spine. The duration of the therapy session is approximately 25 minutes, with patients receiving a series of 20-25 sessions over a period of 7-8 weeks. Dr. Ferraro offers decompression therapy in conjunction with manual treatments and physical therapy for maximum effectiveness.
According to Dr. Ferraro, spinal decompression accomplishes two things. It increases the height between the vertebrae to create a negative pressure within a disc, which will then draw back the disc material. It also increases blood flow to the disc which allows the outer layer or the annular bands to start laying down new cartilage fibers, so that disc lesions can actually be treated without surgery.
“The beauty behind spinal decompression is that it allows the blood to return back to the disc, which enables the healing process,” says Dr. Ferraro. “Blood is very essential to this whole process; increasing blood flow to the disc allows natural healing to occur.”
Dr. Ferraro was one of the first Chiropractors in NJ to offer the treatment and travels nationally training Chiropractors on using spinal decompression equipment. Dr. Ferraro says the treatment is so effective, many members of the medical community, including doctors, surgeons, cardiologists and dentists visit his office for decompression treatment.
For more information on Dr. Ferraro’s chiropractic services, visit http://stopbackandneckpain.com/
About Dr. Ferraro
Dr. Ferraro, D.C. specializes in the multidisciplinary non-surgical treatment of spinal conditions. His practices throughout New Jersey provide patients in Monmouth and Bergen County with comprehensive care for back, neck, leg, arm, and nerve conditions.
Dr. Ferraro, D.C. has over 12 years of experience in the chiropractic field and has become nationally recognized for his extensive work using non-surgical decompression technology along with being certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA).